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Seahawks 2012 Rookie Class


National Football League Draft

National Football League Draft (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There were tons of big names left on the board when the Seahawks made their choice with the 15th overall selection, and Bruce Irvin was the name I saw across the bottom of the screen…. Who is Bruce Irvin? What are they doing!?! That was my initial reaction, and judging from most of the fan chat forums, that reaction was shared by many. Draft “experts” called it a huge reach, and we could have got him in the 2nd or 3rd round…. only later do we find out the Jets were pissed we took him one spot before their pick, as well as 3 or 4 other teams behind us which had given a 1st round grade to the “most explosive pass rusher in the draft” – Mike Mayock.

This theme continued for most of the draft, bucking the popular choices and experts picks, and taking some obscure players that everyone had rated lower than where the Hawks selected them. I think over the last 2 seasons Pete Carroll and John Schneider have earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to finding and evaluating talent. I remember not too long ago asking myself the same questions about Doug Baldwin, K.J. Wright, Brandon Browner and others. So if Pete and John want to draft a defensive lineman and make him play offense (see J.R. Sweezy) than I am just gonna say ok, I don’t have to understand it, but I’m buying what Pete and John are selling. It may seem crazy to a lot of people… but there is a fine line between insanity and genius.

Here is a look at our 2012 Rookie Class:

1st Round: 15th overall – Bruce Irvin – DE/OLB – West Virginia – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p6ktHUyEyQ

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2nd Round: 47th overall – Bobby Wagner – MLB/OLB – Utah State – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-JkH9u6Iak

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3rd Round: 75th overall – Russell Wilson – QB – Wisconsin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqJDIzr8-ww&feature=related

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4th Round: 106th overall – Robert Turbin – RB – Utah State – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htpGbO1OU_o

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4th Round: 114th overall – Jaye Howard – DT – Florida – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ5GBkJCZXE

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5th Round: 154th overall – Korey Toomer – MLB – Idaho – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCFVhbGAriQ

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6th Round: 172nd overall – Jeremy Lane – CB – Northwestern State (LA) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYT58WMRXGQ&feature=BFa&list=PL7418434EE9E20028

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6th Round: 181st overall – Winston Guy – DB – Kentucky – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrHc8kbnyk&feature=related

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7th Round: 225th overall – J.R. Sweezy – DT/OL – North Carolina State – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayy1ICnBloY

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7th Round: 232nd overall – Greg Scruggs – DE – Louisville – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eARoWxKVMIo

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Undrafted Free Agent: Jermaine Kearse – WR – Washington – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buMpx9K-PMY&feature=related

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Undrafted Free Agent: Sean McGrath – TE – Henderson State (Ark) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD93-KSM8EI

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Undrafted Free Agent: Phil Bates – WR – Ohio University – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImzgHzKyIh4

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Undrafted Free Agent: London Durham – CB – McNeese State – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUBkANglyUw

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Undrafted Free Agent: Rishaw Johnson – OL – California (Pa.) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao7OAXXpNqI

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Undrafted Free Agent: Jon Opperud – OL – Montana – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ-awsMoaTc

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Undrafted Free Agent: DeShawn Shead – DB – Portland State – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yE21QPF9CE&feature=related

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Undrafted Free Agent: Lavasier Tuinei – WR – Oregon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__6dwDilIl4&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL4C6FC1319E0FEF3C

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Undrafted Free Agent: Carson Wiggs – K – Purdue – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-PtbRt7KLQ

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Undrafted Free Agent: Monte Taylor – DE – Cincinnati – No video available

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